"The course of military instruction is divided into two parts in accordance with War Department orders, the Basic Course and the Advanced Course...The Basic Course...covers two years of military instruction and includes the two years required by the earlier laws for students of certain colleges and universities. Those students who successfully complete the Basic Course and who desire to continue under the Military Department in preparing themselves to be of special service in the defense of their Country in an emergency are eligible to register for the Reserve Officers' Training Corps Advanced Course leading to a commission as a second lieutenant in the Officers' Reserve Corps."--Pages 7, 20
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United States. Army. Reserve Officers' Training Corps